HS Icon Photographic Chemicals

3707 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Photographic Chemicals. In 2020, Photographic Chemicals were the world's 420th most traded product, with a total trade of $6.21B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Photographic Chemicals decreased by -9.99%, from $6.9B to $6.21B. Trade in Photographic Chemicals represent 0.037% of total world trade.

Photographic Chemicals are a part of Photographic or cinematographic goods. They include Chemical preparations for photographic uses, nesand Sensitising emulsions.

Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Photographic Chemicals  were Japan ($3.1B), South Korea ($690M), United States ($535M), Chinese Taipei ($302M), and Netherlands ($300M).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Photographic Chemicals were China ($1.55B), Chinese Taipei ($932M), South Korea ($544M), United States ($513M), and Germany ($320M).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Photographic Chemicals was 6.63%, making it the 646th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Photographic Chemicals are Bahamas (40.2%), Bhutan (29.4%), Bermuda (25%), and Malawi (22.9%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Mauritius (0%), South Africa (0%), Hong Kong (0%), Japan (0%), and Singapore (0%).

Ranking Photographic Chemicals ranks 4th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Chemical preparations for photographic uses are used to make the development of photographs possible. These preparations include, but are not limited to, chemicals such as nitrate salts, sodium thiosulfate, potassium bromide, potassium iodide, silver nitrate, ammonium thiocyanate, and magnesium sulfate.

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The following visualization shows the latest trends on Photographic Chemicals. Countries are shown based on data availability.

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2020): Japan, $3.1B

Top Destination (2020): China, $1.55B

Photographic Chemicals are the world's 420th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Photographic Chemicals were Japan ($3.1B), South Korea ($690M), United States ($535M), Chinese Taipei ($302M), and Netherlands ($300M).

In 2020, the top importers of Photographic Chemicals were China ($1.55B), Chinese Taipei ($932M), South Korea ($544M), United States ($513M), and Germany ($320M).

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): South Korea, $37M

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): China, $180M

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Photographic Chemicals grew the fastest in South Korea ($37M), Belgium ($30.4M), Chinese Taipei ($16.3M), Poland ($8.24M), and Ghana ($2.67M).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Photographic Chemicals were China ($180M), Chinese Taipei ($121M), South Korea ($104M), Israel ($5.45M), and Burkina Faso ($2.5M).

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Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Photographic Chemicals.

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 2.83. This means that most of the exports of Photographic Chemicals are explained by 7 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): Japan, $3.01B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): China, $1.32B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Photographic Chemicals. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Photographic Chemicals during 2020.

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Photographic Chemicals were Japan ($3.01B), Netherlands ($154M), South Korea ($146M), Belgium ($82.6M), and United States ($21.7M).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Photographic Chemicals were China ($1.32B), Chinese Taipei ($631M), Hong Kong ($170M), United Kingdom ($150M), and Singapore ($122M).

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In 2019, the world most traded Photographic Chemicals, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Chemical preparations for photographic uses, nes ($5.85B)and Sensitising emulsions ($356M)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Photographic Chemicals.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import Photographic Chemicals in the world, or by continent, as well as select the measure of interest.

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Photographic Chemicals was 6.63%. The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Photographic Chemicals were Bahamas (40.2%), Bhutan (29.4%), Bermuda (25%), and Malawi (22.9%).

Product Complexity

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Diversification Frontier

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Specialization

The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a product's potential export opportunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth potential, lower income inequality, and lower emissions.

Country by Relatedness

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The following visualization shows the relatedness of Photographic Chemicals to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.